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March 1, 2009 | By Patsyg | 7

Teddy, my two year old orange tabby continues to chew electrical cords even though I've covered them with plastic covers. Now he chews the plastic to get to the electrical cords, it slows him down, but doesn't stop the behavior. I will appreciate a… more ›

Ethan W.

March 1, 2009

A: You kitty suffers from Pica. You can try putting bitter apple on all the cords. Sometimes the bitter odor is enough to turn them off and if it doesn't the taste will usually do it. It's a dangerous behavior so it's obviously important to stop it. You… more ›

March 9, 2009 | By Barb T. | 3

What's the most likely food ingredient to cause problems for a cat with food allergies? I've dealt with dogs with allergies, but now our tabby, Scamper, is losing fur on her butt and the Vet says it's probably allergies she has developed as she ag… more ›

Barb T.

March 9, 2009

A: This happened to my friends cat and it ended up not being a food allergy... they scratch themselves alot on the edges of furniture etc... It could be a new cleaning product that youre using to clean your dining room table or upholstery on your couch.… more ›

October 22, 2008 | By Deana D. | 4

My 9 year old tabby has never in her life chewed her food. She just swallows it whole, including dry food. As a result, she prefers wet food instead, vomits frequently, has awful smelling breath, and has severe tooth decay. Anyone else familiar wi… more ›

Deana D.
Ginny D.

October 23, 2008

A: Teeny does this too. He used to chew his dry food more often until he needed some teeth out, since then he swallows it whole. From the first day I adopted him, he's done the "eat too much too quickly and throw up" thing. I always thought it was be… more ›

October 15, 2008 | By Rachel F. | 14

people keep say tabby is a comon color for a cat but really what color is that ?

Rachel F.

October 15, 2008

A: Meow! There could be many types of tabby...the most common I come across at the shelter I volunteer at are mackeral and bullseye tabbys....Mackeral are distinguished by their dark stripes (could be any color such as orange or gray) and bulleye tabby… more ›

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January 4, 2009 | By Donna J. | 4

Spice will be turning 8 in 2 months. I am feeding her Meow Mix and sometimes some wet food. When does she need her diet changed? What age? She is mainly an indoor cat with short outings. I can't stop her... she'll barrell me down to get outside if I … more ›

Donna J.
Diana L.

January 4, 2009

A: I would ask your Vet. But I would say that a cat should be put on senior food at the age of 7. I am a huge Nutro, Natural Choice or Max food so I would try that. It is more expensive than what you are feeding now but you should have better results… more ›


May 29, 2010 | By Mary T. | 19

Many of America‚Äôs presidents and their families have enjoyed the company of cats while in office. Meet some of the fearless felines who have guarded our Commanders-in-Chief during their time in the White House: Calvin Coolidge (Tiger) … more ›

Hail to the Cats! A Salute to First Felines


September 25, 2008 | By Diane | 1

Pet stores don't sell dangling cable wires in their cat toy sections. But if they did, it may just be the next bestseller. The long cable that suddenly appeared from Jennifer Moore's apartment rooftop was all it took to keep her cat up every … more ›

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